|Title:||The Biscuit Factory, London, UK|
|Markets:||Residential, Public Realm|
A masterplan to transform the former Peek Freans Biscuit Factory site in Bermondsey into a residential-led, mixed-use scheme centred around a bold new park and a series of green courtyards.
The Biscuit Factory is an exciting new residential, commercial and retail quarter on the site of the old Peek Frean Factory — the factory famous for the supply of bourbon biscuits to Britain.
The 10-acre masterplan, designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), will provide 800 new homes — both affordable and market — set within a series of articulated courtyard blocks that face onto a new 80-metre central park space, activated by a series of retail and commercial spaces and a cafe.
The public realm seeks to provide a series of streets, accessible courtyards and open spaces that work to connect this site and interface with the railway viaduct. Once complete, this will be a thriving residential and business location, providing Southwark with its largest hub for small and growing businesses.
The design of the development has drawn inspiration from the areas rich industrial heritage and has incorporated some of the original warehouses that will be refurbished and re-established within the site.
The new parks landscaping makes a playful reference to the sites former use as a biscuit factory by establishing a grid of 'biscuits' denoting various planting designs held together by a dense framework of mature tree planting.